Tolkien’s Defense of Escapist Fantasy

In these troubled times, reading can be a balm and comfort . Escaping into a favorite story is one way to get temporary relief from the stress and anxiety we are all dealing with at the moment. But not everyone approves of “escapist” reading. Since today is also Tolkien Reading Day, I want to share what J.R.R. Tolkien himself had to say about fantasy literature and reading to escape.

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What Makes “The Lord of the Rings” Great? Tolkien and Faith

Many claim the detailed, imaginative Middle-Earth is why Tolkien’s books are popular, but the faith his characters display is what makes “The Lord of the Rings” phenomenal.